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Open Metalcast

Open Metalcast is a regularly-released podcast of the best Creative Commons-Licensed Metal Music available on the net. The podcast features metal music from all over the globe, as well as interviews with Creative Commons metal bands, instrumental music, and industrial metal music.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons-Licensed metal music, send them to craig@openmetalcast.com

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Open Metalcast
Nov 26, 2018 Craig Maloney
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This episode was going to be completely different. I'd selected a few tracks here and there, but upon hearing the latest Oak Pantheon / Amiensus split the show pretty much demanded a different course. What came together for the show surprised me and I hope it surprises you too. Never let it be said that sometimes things have a way of their own and the best we can do is get out of the way and let them take their final form. We have a great selection of music from Oak Pantheon, NONE, Blank Faces,...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 22, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Part of the fun in recording a podcast is trying to get everything done in one take without making mistakes. Sometimes that just happens, where I start to say a name of a band and then sound like I have marbles in my mouth. Other times there will be "technical difficulties" like having a cat decide that she needs to be up on the desk at the same time. But we never let these issues stand between you and the amazing Creative Commons Metal Music that awaits your ears. We have music from...
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Oct 16, 2018
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Here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters we're watching the final vestiges of summer come to a close as the chill of fall settles in. The crunch of leaves under foot greet us before the icy cold of winter stretches its fingers out to embrace us. And as anyone in wintery climates can tell you it's best to dress in layers for the cold. And what better way to layer up than with layers of Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music to warm your ears. We have an amazing show featuring Dark Devotion,...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 1, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters we mourn one of the great broadcasters in the Detroit-are. Chris Felcyn was a broadcaster on WRCJ FM (a classical radio station and hosted a show called "The Well Tempered Wireless". He was very knowledgeable about classical music and was an excellent storyteller. His shows were part listening room, part conversation, and part storytelling. We honor Chris Felcyn by dedicating this episode to him. He likely never heard a second of this podcast...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 18, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at Open Metalcast Headquarters we're nearing the end of summer and heading headlong into the most metal of seasons: Fall. Now you may say that Winter is the most metal of seasons, but I'd beg to differ with you. And because I'm doing the writing I get to say that it's Fall and there's very little you can do to dissuade me from this notion. What makes this season so metal? Other than leaves falling from trees, Halloween, and darkness falling ever sooner over the land I really can't think of...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 7, 2018 Craig Maloney
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One of the things that I really like about metal music is the variety of music in the genre. Sure there are purists out there who imprint on one record and expect everything else to sound like that one record, but there's a whole wide world of metal out there waiting to be explored. From the chromatic scales of the Middle-East to saxophones, keyboards, and folk instruments there's a broad range of things that metal will mix with (and mix well). This episode celebrates the wide world of metal...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 17, 2018 Craig Maloney
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At Open Metalcast Headquarters we take pride in putting together the finest Creative Commons Metal Music available. But sometimes an episode takes on a life of its own. What started off as a pretty straightforward episode suddenly took a few unexpected turns. Not only does this show feature new metal from the comfy realm of 2018 but it also features metal that was released between 1988 - 1990. That's like a century ago! We didn't even know they had the Creative Commons license back then (or...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 2, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters were'coming up on the July 4th holiday. That can only mean one thing: a constant barrage of folks taking their hard-earned money and transforming it into displays of sound and color. That's all good for them but we prefer to celebrate freedom by taking our hard-earned cash and transforming it into displays of the most amazing Creative Commons metal music the net has to offer. Gathered in this episode are the likes of Beastmaker, Goddess Of Fate, Blot,...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 25, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Sometimes I like taking the whole Open Metalcast headquarters music library and put it on shuffle mode. This morning I decided to record an episode completely made up of these tracks. The only rule was that it couldn't be something that I already played on the show (funnily enough one track didn't make the cut because of that reason). This episode features tracks from Lords of the Trident, Thicket, Raging Steel, Mindwarp, Vanagloria, Gangrel, Colossal Figures, Digger, Mental Waste, tao te kin,...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 4, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters we're always acquiring Creative Commons metal music for the show. We carefully select the finest CC-licensed metal music and run it through a scientific process to ensure the best listening experience possible. And this show is no exception, featuring music from Cara Neir, Epiphany From The Abyss, Anvil of Doom, Altars of Grief, ctrlBrain, Force Events!, Pyrit, The Neptune Power Federation, and Fuzz Forward. And we can pretty much guarantee that a certain...
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Open Metalcast
May 28, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters we're celebrating Memorial Day Weekend. It's a time of remembrance for those who fought for the freedoms that we in the USA enjoy. And one of those freedoms that I enjoy is sharing Creative Commons Metal Music with you. And this show is no different, with artists like Galactic Pegasus, Fountainhead, Necro-Cannibal Machinery, Terminal Man, Nolens, Crows, AgainstYouAll, and Die Leere im Kern deiner Hoffnung to bring the freedom of CC-Licensed music to your...
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Open Metalcast
May 14, 2018 Craig Maloney
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I've made it no secret that the hardest part of putting together these shows is coming up with new and interesting things to put at the top of the episode. I mean, with metal like Godless Truth, Spawn of Annihilation, Throne of Botis, Catalytic, NONE, Antimelodix, Demiurgo, and Illuminus it's hard to come up with the right words to describe such amazing metal. It's like these blurbs almost fade away into the background radiation of such amazing talent. But ramble on I must until I get to a...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 30, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at The Open Metalcast Headquarters we usually make an entire episode in one night. We'll toil over Audacity tweaking and adjusting until the perfect episode is ready for you to listen to. But sometimes we won't be able to finish the episode all at once and we'll leave it on the hard drive waiting to be unleashed. This was such an instance where we'd started the episode and then forgot that we had already uncorked the metal rocket-sauce before. But lest you think that we're somehow giving...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 14, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters we're awaiting the next bout from Mother Nature and her minions of winter to deposit more wintery mix (read: ice) over the land. But the metal must flow and we have a great line-up of metal music for you. We have tracks from Within Destruction, Homicidal Raptus, Enthrallment, Kekal , Stolen Lives, Electric Valley, This Age, and Slugdge. Hopefully it'll keep your ears warm and filled with Creative Commons Metal Music goodness. (00:10) Human Defect by...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 26, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Apparently there is something going around the Open Metalcast headquarters that is wreaking havoc upon your beloved host. But the engines of metal must rage on, and rage on they shall in this episode. We have music by Head Cleaner, Incinerator, Drop Out, With Teeth, GLAM, S3V3N, Marche Funèbre, Rotten Casket, We Exist Even Dead, Oblivion's Garden, and Kraanston to help sooth those sinuses with the echoes of metal music. By the end you'll be smelling in infrared from the heat generated in your...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 12, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Here at Open Metalcast Headquarters we've prided ourselves on being punctual with the delivery of Creative Commons Metal Music to your bloodstream via our easy-to-listen podcast format. But sometimes the deliveries are a later than we would like and this episode is much later than it should have been. But fortunately good metal doesn't spoil while you're waiting and we have an amazing line-up of Creative Commons Metal ready to give you that much needed infusion. We have music from The Derision...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 20, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Recently we at the Open Metalcast headquarters watched an episode of "Dirty Money" where they talked about the heist of the Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve in Canada. Barrels of syrup were removed and in their place were placed barrels of water. And they would have gotten away with it too had the barrels not started to rust and shown signs of being handled more roughly than normal syrup barrels. What does that have to do with metal music? Ummm. Well, we went into our Strategic Creative...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 8, 2018 Craig Maloney
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Welcome back to Open Metalcast where we kick off 2018 with more of the great Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music that you've come to know and enjoy. We've got an amazing line-up of music to start off 2018 including tracks from Thicket, Internal Damage, RKC, Advent of Bedlam, Si Non Sedes Is, Iceaze, Demon Bell, and Allochiria. We might not have rung in the new year together but we can sure buckle-up and enjoy the ride. (00:10) Unleash The Beast by Thicket from Tides Of Pestilence (BY) (05:04)...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 19, 2017 Craig Maloney
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I'm alone... (00:14) Disappear by Mordida from The Wind Ashes (BY-NC-ND) (04:40) Утро (Synthematika Edit) by Spin Provider from Synthematika One (BY-NC-ND) (09:04) O.B.M.P.S.F. (Smoke Breath) by D1sh1tu from RE-BirtH (BY-SA) (13:59) Riders on the Storm by My Woshin Mashin from Evil Must Die (BY-NC-SA) (18:11) Dancefloor Satellite (Over Russia) by Aeon Sable from None (BY-NC-ND) (23:58) The Flame of Faith by Neurotech from The Catalyst (BY-SA) (27:35) Dernières prières à Pluton by...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 19, 2017 Craig Maloney
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If you're anything like me you pretty much started the holiday season already sick of holiday music. Worse, you likely have seen all of the top albums of the year lists that you care to see. Here at Open Metalcast we like to be a refuge from all of that nonsense. (2017 has been enough of a pain for all of us already). All we care about is giving you the finest in Creative Commons Metal music. And with artists like Nuclear, Rapid Dominance, The Machinery of Other Skeletons, Mavradoxa, Skyforest,...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 4, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Sometimes when I'm listening to a lot of music my mind wanders. It's really easy to get lost in some of these auditory soundscapes. And this episode presents quite the journey starting with Âstillian, Deaden, NASHGUL, Deathsurrection, Incinery, Carbono, Ceremony of Darkness, and Forja as your guide. It's a show you'll want to make sure stamps your passport. (00:10) Shrouded in the Wild by Âstillian from Waves at Dusk (BY-SA) (06:23) Skin of Sores by Deaden from Feast on the Flesh of the Dead...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 21, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Over the lifespan of digital music there has been a constant desire to control the copying of the data. Various watermarking and copy-protection schemes were put in place to ensure that folks wouldn't share music. But no matter how protected the data there was always a weak link between the digital realm and the realm where you could listen to music. That was referred to as the analog hole; the moment when the digital signals become sound waves that your ears and brain perceive as music....
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Open Metalcast
Nov 6, 2017 Craig Maloney
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When putting together an Open Metalcast show sometimes they take on a life of their own. While I try not to make "themed" shows some sections tend to get a bit of a theme to them. Sometimes the theme is to try not to have much of a theme at all for that section and instead throw together a lot of similar yet different musical styles together. This is one such episode where each song is slightly related to the song that preceded it. But when you have a collection of artists like...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 24, 2017 Craig Maloney
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We got a little off-schedule from the last show but it was most certainly not because of a lack of great metal music. So much great music was released lately including brand new Hela and split between Ah Ciliz and Chiral from Hypnotic Dirge Records. This episode features tracks from Ósserp, Catalytic, Expain, Hela, Tornet, Le Mur, Ah Ciliz, and Urizen. It's a show chock full of Creative Commons Metal Music you won't want to miss! (00:09) Entre regnes by Ósserp from Al meu pas s'alça la mort...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 26, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Every time I think about the varieties of sound that are conveyed by 16 bits at 44.1KHz it boggles my imagination. So many bits, so many possibilities. One moment it can play brutal death metal, the next a brief punk song, and then smooth sludge metal. It can encompass guitars, drums, organs, voices; you name it - it can do it with incredible fidelity. We have a great show of amazing Creative Commons metal lined up for you. We have tracks by Deadeye Dick, VULTURYON, Colorblind, Enuma Elish,...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 12, 2017 Craig Maloney
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This episode is a tribute to those little bits of plastic, metal, and silicone that help keep us sane during the day. This is also dedicated to the friends of the show that help keep it going via sending albums via the Bandcamp wishlist. Between headphones, friends, and music what more could one ask? We've got a great show to exercise your headphones, including tracks from Dropthehammer, Photonoid, anal botox, Odradek Room, MOTOR, Dendrites, Thunderhag, Inhaling the Plague, and Neverside. Plus...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 29, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Sometimes short and sweet is the order of the day. Sometimes there's more to be said. This episode is on the shorter-end of the spectrum but that doesn't make it any less potent. Especially with bands like humanhostbody, Crowned In Flesh, Throne of Botis, Old Man Wizard, Neptuniam, Cyborg Octopus, Wombripper, and Noble Beast pushing the limits of awesome Creative Commons metal. Perhaps we should re-brand it as concentrated or ultra-strength? (00:10) Grom Odprtih Ran by humanhostbody from Split...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 15, 2017 Craig Maloney
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It's been over a year since we brought out the last Instrumetalcast. Time to rectify that. (00:46) Resonance Cascade by Seversun from New World Chaos (BY-ND) (03:51) Deciduous Glory by Psychendoscope from Chronicle: 1998 (BY-NC-SA) (09:32) Minueto Disconforme by Datura Metel from Datura Metel (BY-NC-ND) (12:46) Ekerot by Poly-Math from Melencolia (BY-NC-SA) (22:22) one day you will teach me to let go of my fears by sleepmakeswaves from in today already walks tomorrow EP (BY-NC-SA) (28:36)...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 31, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Sometimes i get lost in the music. Sometimes I involuntarily stop what I'm doing and just listen to the music. In this episode we have plenty of metal music to get lost in. We have tracks by Demimonde, Hekatombe, Seversun, Sarin, Epra Astera, Akaitsuki, Coma., and Lèpoka. Caution: Use caution while listening to this music. Might cause you to lose track of time, miss your exit, or God-knows-what. But you have our guarantee that this is the finest Creative Commons Metal you'll hear this episode....
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Open Metalcast
Jul 17, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Sometimes it's easier to let go. Sometimes it's easier just to put down the sword and stop fighting. Sometimes it's easier to just let the hordes run right over you. Sometimes it's easier to let them win. It's harder to fight. It's harder to give them hell every step of the way. It's harder to fight for every scrap of land you take back, every idea you hold dear, every single fucking note in every song. This show is dedicated to the bands and labels that keep making Creative Commons Metal...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 3, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Over here in the USA we're planning on celebrating yet another year of independence by finding anything that goes boom and setting it on fire. And much in that spirit of freedom and independence we here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters have lit the proverbial fuse on an amazing collection of music. We've collected tracks from Worselder, Fortune Drives to Vegas, ReRaise, The Unwritten, Dark Habits, Affres, Goatfather, and Drakum. It's a show that is bound to impress and possibly frighten the...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 19, 2017 Craig Maloney
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There's a saying "if you stare at the void the void stares back at you". But what if you scream at the void? What if you play loud music (such as this fine episode here) at the void? Hey, stop looking at me like that, you void you. We've got a great episode of Creative Commons licensed metal lined up for your (and your void's) listening pleasure. This episode includes new music from Canvas Black, Sartoraaus, Stabbed, Sarin, Celacanto, Sechem, Tornado Kid, and Mavradoxa. It's a show...
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Open Metalcast
May 23, 2017 Craig Maloney
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This episode fetures new tracks from Seversun, Cara Neir, Qdesh, and Nolens. Plus we have a track from the upcoming souble-album "Palimpsests" by Vin de Mia Trix. And while we were mixing up styles we decided to throw in some tracks from Sick of Hailstone, Reason, and Dejadeath to reacquaint you with these amazing albums. It's a show you won't want to miss! (00:11) Maruta by Seversun from New World Chaos (BY-ND) (06:42) Distant by Reason (f.k.a. Obsequy) from Thoughtcrime (BY-NC-SA)...
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Open Metalcast
May 8, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters we keep our ear to the ground of the metal world to hear the double-bass-drum rumblings within. So when we heard news that there was a release by Necrosexual we were intrigued. When we found out was also Creative Commons Licensed material we knew we had to have it on the show. When we also found that the latest release by the magnificent Eruption was also CC-licensed we could hardly contain our enthusiasm. Add to that the release of Skinlepsy's full...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 24, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Greetings fellow inhabitants of this great ball we call "Earth". I have spent the past few days on allergy medicine, antibiotics, and nasal steroids so if this episode seems a little extra-punchy there's a good chance that's the reason. It's also a somewhat shorter show than normal, but what's in there will likely damage your speakers with it's intensity. Everything in this episode is more packed than my sinuses. We've got music from Wombripper, Tiempos De Ira HC, Technickill,m...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 10, 2017 Craig Maloney
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There are many algorithms that are now monitoring and making decisions in our lives. We're constantly bombarded with algorithms telling us what we should like, where we should drive, and what food would be best for us to eat. But here at Open Metalcast we hand-select all of our metal releases from internet-sourced bands from around the globe. Bands like Timetrap, Bloodgod, Oracle, Nemsis Sopor, Mursa, Tromort, Mystic Moss, and Alpha Brutal. Our carefully trained technicians select only the...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 27, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Sometimes when putting together an episode I don't want to stop putting together the music. Everything flows together so well that jumping in would be an intrusion. But there's lots to talk about with this episode so hopefully you'll listen through to the end. We've got a show packed with music by Frostreich, Tromort, the latest by Allochiria, Advent, Wrack, Human Collapse, and Aeon Aphelion. It's a show you won't want to miss! We have a special promo for Frostreich's "Join the Wind"...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 26, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Cortical stacks scrambled. Can't get a decent thought together. Must warn the others about the delivery. (00:21) Eradication Procedure by Alchemy from The Machines Will Kill Us All (BY-NC-SA) (05:41) Machine II (SynElectro Mix) by Room 101 from The Gadfly::Remixed (BY-NC-SA) (09:19) Spadlem by MSHAA from Jak w Niebie Tak i Na Ziemi (BY) (12:27) Blackout by Stasis Device from Fading Structures (BY-NC-ND) (18:25) Could've, should've would've by netra from Ingrats (BY-NC) (23:23) Things I Do...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 14, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Welcome to the 150th episode of Open Metalcast, where we've been exploring the world of Creative Commons Metal Music for lo these many episodes. I'm sure there's a way to check to see how many songs and bands we've uncovered together but frankly I'd rather concentrate on bringing you the best in Creative Commons Metal Music. And this episode delivers on that promise with music from Dismalfucker, Dancerobot, Mortals Path, Cuerno, Cerderben, Vukodlak, Constrictor, and netra. There's something for...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 27, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Welcome friends to the 149th episode of the podcast we humbly call "Open Metalcast". In this chapter our hero discovers that the old man in the tavern was indeed a sorcerer who sent him in search of the best in Creative Commons Music. He scoured the internet and discovered eight new tracks, which he stuffed into his knapsack and dragged back into town. Feast your eyes upon such treasures by the likes of Human Ashtray, Maleek, BloodeviL, Tinnitia, Sunvoid, Lacrima, Death of a Poet, and...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 13, 2017 Craig Maloney
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According to Wikipedia (who is never wrong) Dunbar's Number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. Dunbar put that number at 148, which is usually rounded to 150. Whether that's true or not is not ours to debate here, for our purpose is to provide you with the finest Creative Commons Metal the Internet has to offer. And we have nine bands we love in this episode, including Skinlepsy, a return of Narada, Mycelia, the latest...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 30, 2017 Craig Maloney
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It's mid-wintertime here at Open Metalcast Headquarters. Part of the fun of winter is the snow that inevitably shows up during this time. One of the ways to counteract the snow in this climate is to put down prodigious amounts of salt on the roads. The salt is pretty corrosive and gets everywhere. So, what does this have to do with Creative Commons-licensed metal music? Consider this show an assault in the making that will scatter metal music in your ears (See what I did there?) We have a great...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 16, 2017 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those moments when you don't know when to jump into a conversation? Where the time to speak doesn't happen for a while? That's what happened with this episode. Normally I jump in after the first few tracks but it didn't seem right. And really, where would you interrupt such a great line-up of music from Dantalion, Feral, Abriosis, Totem Skin, Anopheli, and Sedulity? I don't know the answer to that, but I do know this show is ready and waiting for your podcatching software of...
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Open Metalcast
Jan 2, 2017 Craig Maloney
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First off, congratulations on making it to 2017. :) We decided for this episode to just shut up and announce the song titles at the end of the show. That way we can let the music speak for itself. So you'll hear some great music from Wasted Heroes, Digger, Muldjord, Stellarvore, Zombie Destrüktion, Nimrud, Black Autumn, and Pressor. Definitely check this out and kick off 2017 with some of the best Creative Commons metal the net has to offer. (00:25) Living For The Moment by Wasted Heroes from...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 19, 2016 Craig Maloney
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It doesn't feel like the end of 2016 is upon us. It also doesn't feel like this should be the last regular episode of 2016. Yet, here we are.. But we're going out with style, with brand new music from Dejadeath, Agónica, and Minenwerfer. We also have tracks from Ishmael, Silent Path, Last Dive, Dehumanizing Process, and an ear-worm from Martes Mártir. And while we bid a farewell to 2016 we'll be back first-thing in the new year with more Creative Commons Metal Music to blast your ear-holes...
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Open Metalcast
Dec 6, 2016 Craig Maloney
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This episode brought to you despite the efforts of Pixel to prevent it from happening. (00:11) Conflict by Violblast from Conflict (BY-NC-ND) (03:44) Deceiving The Host by Wasting The Genesis from Viral Supremacy (BY-NC-ND) (06:33) Expiation by Screaming Savior from Semblances of the Void (BY-NC-ND) (12:05) The Awakening by Catchlight from Amaryllis (BY-NC-SA) (17:22) Dancer in the Sky by SILUETLESS from Drifting (BY-NC-SA) (24:55) RAISING HELL by Galderia from Royaume de l'Universalité...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 21, 2016 Craig Maloney
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We're coming up on the Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for listening to this humble podcast of Creative Commons Metal Music. It's a privilege to bring you this episode every couple of weeks and though some episodes take a little more to put together than others, seeing folks download the episode warms my heart. We have a great episode lined up with new music from the upcoming Sonus Mortis album, as well as music from Æons Collide, Effigy, Monster...
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Open Metalcast
Nov 7, 2016 Craig Maloney
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If you're even remotely aware of a country called the United States of America you'll no-doubt know that November 8th is our election day. We've had a barrage of campaign calls from celebrities who likely would never call me otherwise (Seriously, lose my phone number). We've also had non-stop election coverage in every medium known to man (I think they're even using the Rosetta stone to craft messages for any voters who might only read hieroglyphs). Whatever your political stripe, denomination,...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 24, 2016 Craig Maloney
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All Systems Go. Punch It! (00:12) Sick Nation TV by The Derision Cult from Born Into This (BY-NC-ND) (05:24) Ms. Hearty by ctrlBrain from Don't Press Any Key. Use CTRL (BY-NC-SA) (08:04) Lost Generation by Freaky Mind from Crawl EP (BY-NC-ND) (12:25) Deus Ex Machina by Barnum from Devices (BY) (16:41) Divided Bliss by Neurotech from In Remission (BY-SA) (21:27) Regret Your Past And You Reject Your Self by reakt[ion] from We Are The Cause Of Our Own Despair (BY-NC-SA) (25:28) Land Of Desperate...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 24, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Here on the 140th episode of Open Metalcast we invoke the spirit of social media and implore you to share this episode as widely as possible with your friends and networks. You're lovely people and I adore each and every one that downloads this episode. But I'm sure there's someone in your circle of friends that might like this episode as well. And what better way to tell them about this show than by sharing this episode with them? That's one of the tenets of the Creative Commons License:...
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Open Metalcast
Oct 10, 2016 Craig Maloney
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For this episode we wanted to go back into the archives to find a few albums we wanted to revisit, like Carnivora, Unholy Quest, Idlemine, and Sonus Mortis. We've also picked up some brand-spanking new tracks from Harrow, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Northwoods, Lacrima and Cara Neir. It's 40 minutes of metal music you won't want to miss! (00:10) Blindfold by Northwoods from S/T (BY-NC-ND) (02:46) Manipulate by Carnivora from Eternal (BY-NC-ND) (06:28) Death Waits by Unholy...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 25, 2016 Craig Maloney
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No matter how bad things get, sometimes you just need to begin again. We have some great music ahead for you, including tracks from Cremosity, Ruins of Humanity, PhaZer, Nightosaur, Hippie Doon Squad, Nocturnal, Thesauros, and strozek. It's a show you won't want to miss! (00:11) Machines against flesh by CREMOSITY from Witness of human brutality (BY-NC-SA) (04:03) Enemy in the mirror by Ruins Of Humanity from Enemy in the mirror (BY-NC-ND) (07:56) The Last Warrior by PhaZer from Un(Locked)...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 19, 2016 Craig Maloney
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I got off my schedule for releasing episodes, so this episode is a little late. It also comes on the heels of me losing my job, so some of the tracks reflect my mood. We have brand new Colosso from their album Obnoxious (which is anything but, and shows a music unit tightening up their already tight sound). There's also music from Patrons, Within Destruction, offense, Jack's Slave, Lunarscathe, Black Monolith, and Rock Heroes. It may be the end of a chapter for me, but here's to the next...
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Open Metalcast
Sep 4, 2016 Craig Maloney
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I don't tend to do "themed" episodes much, but decided after downloading a ton of stoner / doom / sludge metal to compile a little journey for you. Once the seatbelt sign goes off please feel free to move about the cabin. Enjoy your trip. (00:57) Plastikleuten (Part I & II) by Pyramidal from Dawn in Space (BY-NC-ND) (11:17) Tar spilled on sand by Chu from Air Water Viscousness (BY-NC-ND) (23:02) The Trick To Letting Go by Landskap from III (BY-NC-ND) (29:32) Sun Up by SONNÖV from...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 28, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Ugh. What the hell happened. Oh shit, has it been that long since the last episode? I hate lack. Downloading latest transmission:   From the game "Eclipse Phase" (c) Posthuman Studios, LLC. used under the CC-BY-NC-SA license. http://eclipsephase.com (00:25) Victimized by Deconbrio from The Art of Violation: Part One (BY-NC-SA) (04:53) Army Of Arseholes by Maximum Sexy Pigeon from Unfit For Human Consumption (BY-NC-ND) (07:22) Here Is No God by Silicon War Sector from Téchne...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 15, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters we're looking at the throes of summer as it winds down for the year. This is the time where people plan out vacations and other assorted trips and really don't have much time for much else. We here at Open Metalcast understand your busy schedule and have set up nine tracks of metal for you in a small, easy to digest format. And what a selection we have for you, including tracks from Last Fear, Artificial Construct, Rather Be Alive, Napalm Strike, Chisme...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 1, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Trying to finish up this episode before heading to bed (which tends to be a theme, as I try to get these out before I hit the hay). Decided to start this episode with some of the more epic tracks and mix things up a bit. We have the first two tracks from Aktarum's Game of Trolls, followed by a soaring track from Skyforest. Then we finish off the set with the epical tale of Daedalus and his ingenious wings which doomed his son when the son flew too close to the sun. And then four crushing tracks...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 18, 2016 Craig Maloney
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The Internet is a great thing, bringing together metal from across the globe. Where else can I easily find music from bands and labels from Spain, Italy, Sri Lanka, Norway, Canada, and California? And where else could you find the finest Creative Commons Metal Music the Internet has to offer? This episode features Santa Marta Golden, Anopheli, Funeral in Heaven, Codo, Ignota Palabra, The Electric Mountain, Overclock , and XÄCKSECKS. So go support the Internet of Metal and pick up these...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 5, 2016 Craig Maloney
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It's been way too long since the last Instrumetalcast episode, so to make up for it we've selected nine tracks for over an hour of instrumental metal bliss. We have tracks from Release the Long Ships, Psygnosis, Sioum, Black Autumn, Cloudkicker, set and setting, Dead Empires, Arrrggh!, and DEgITx. So push play and let the music take you on a Creative Commons Metal Music journey. (00:10) Tesla And Tunguska by Release The Long Ships from Holocene (BY-ND) (05:03) FIIIX 3.0 by Psygnosis from...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 20, 2016 Craig Maloney
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One thing that most bands will tell you is that they keep making music for their fans. That's true of podcasts as well. You're part of the reason I do this podcast. Yes you, the one with the really neat smartphone. And you, the one who listens on the website. And I see you, site that re-broadcasts our content. Seriously, it's because of you that we all keep doing this. So give yourself a pat on the back for being awesome. Because if it weren't for you I'd be playing this all by my lonesome....
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Open Metalcast
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Here at the Open Metalcast headquarters we burn the midnight oil (not the band, but the proverbial midnight oil) scouring the net to bring you the finest Creative Commons Metal Music. But we know that putting in these long hours brings in some of the best metal around. And what a haul we have for you this episode! We have tracks from Warheat, Vengeance Today, Cursed Sun, Oak Pantheon, Maestus, Venturheim, Sun Worship, and Atavismo. It's a show you wont want to miss! (00:10) Planet Terror by...
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Open Metalcast
May 23, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Quick Program Note: If you are listening / viewing this on Metal Injection I encourage you to check out Open Metalcast for the latest episodes of Open Metalcast. This is the last episode of Open Metalcast that will be broadcast via Metal Injection. It's been a great ride and I'd like to thank Rob and the rest of the Metal Injection crew for giving this podcast the opportunity to share with you. To celebrate the journey thus far (130 episodes and no end in sight) I compiled thirteen tracks (it's...
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Open Metalcast
May 9, 2016 Craig Maloney
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While the Open Metalcast interns scour the net for Creative Commons Metal Music (contrary to popular belief it's not just one person searching Bandcamp on the Monday Evening before the show drops. Nope, not that at all) we've noticed a lot of tags for the music we find. One tag that can be a mixed bag is "experimental", which can lead to some truly unique music, or can lead to something that sounds akin to, well, something else. Fortunately our crack team of interns (and not one guy...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 25, 2016 Craig Maloney
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This week I got a strange note from one of my friends who wondered if I was moving in. Apparently on my recent order of CDs from Hypnotic Dirge Records I accidentally left it on the last shipping address I used. That address was his address from when I last sent him some CDs for Christmas. I had a few moments of confusion until I realized what was going on. But it all worked out because these were albums that I know he'd like anyway, so in a way it was an unintended act of human kindness. So...
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Open Metalcast
Apr 12, 2016
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One of the best parts of doing a podcast about Creative Commons Metal Music is I'm only answerable to you, the fans. I don't have to try to fit my show into pre-constrained time limits, and I don't have to fit the songs around commercials. And because it isn't over the air I don't have to make ham-fisted attempts at bleeping things out that might offend sensitive ears. It's just you and me sharing music the way music should be shared; among people who care about the music and the bands who make...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 30, 2016 Craig Maloney
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One of the things that I really enjoy about putting together Open Metalcast episodes is picking up music from around the globe. There's a ton of bands putting out not only amazing music but also amazing physical musical artifacts to enjoy. One band in particular is Psygnosis with their latest album: "AAliens". The artwork on this LP is amazing, and a lot of thought and care went into putting this together. I also picked up "Exist" by Cyranoi, which comes in a beautiful...
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Open Metalcast
Mar 14, 2016 Craig Maloney
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One thing that I didn't miss while Open Metalcast was on hiatus was writing the short blurb that precedes the listing of tracks in the show notes. Part of that is because sometimes I don't have much to add to an already great set of music. And this show is no exception, with tracks from Rain On Their Parade, Goliath, Muldjord, Broken God, Icarus Crash and Separate Sun. Plus we have one more track from the Apierogon album by Polygons. But the main reason I don't like writing these is because I...
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Open Metalcast
Feb 28, 2016 Craig Maloney
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Eight months ago Open Metalcast went on hiatus. The short of it was because my father-in-law was needing more elder care and we needed to shore up resources for his care. Unfortunately he passed away last year. This show is dedicated to him, even though he likely never heard it or knew it existed. We miss you, Dad. So I have eight months to catch up on of sharing Creative Commons Metal Music with you. Let's get started with music from Phylogeny, The Afterthought Ecstasty, Sonus Mortis,...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 18, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Open Metalcast was released five years ago on August 17th, 2010 and we thought it would be a great idea to do something special for you our faithful listeners and aficionados of Creative Commons Metal Music. So we got thinking: what could we do to show you how much we love you, the audience, and do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion. Five hours of music? A track from all of the bands we've played on this show? Severed Fifth's Jono Bacon parachuting into each and every one of...
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Open Metalcast
Aug 4, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those days where you just want to keep the music going and don't want it to stop? That's what happened with this episode. It's understandable when you have such great bands as deafheaven, Eschatos, Seal Of Beleth, Beastmaker, Fodastic Brenfers, KDC, Rebel Wizard, Envig, Azgard, and Vinnum Sabbathi in your playlist. Heck, you just forget to stop the music and announce all of the great songs until the very end of the episode. Well, maybe you might. Not that I'm speaking from...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 20, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Ever have one of those days where you just decide to put your entire library on shuffle and see what happens? That's what happened with this episode. I narrowed down the library to just the Creative Commons Metal Music, turned on shuffle and hit "play". What you're hearing is a (mostly) shuffled version of what is in the Open Metalcast archives. This episode has a mix of different artists, featuring Colosso, Aborym, Exiled From Eden, Trocotombix, Black Autumn, Pr4nA, The Foetal Mind,...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 13, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Have taken a bulk carrier in stasis to avoid detection enroute to Neptune. This is our last transmission until we arrive. Unsure what we will find but hoping to blend in with some Extropian or Scum collectives until this all blows over. Wish us well. Stasis disturbed. Link damaged. Backup engaged. Transmitting... Transmitting... Transmitting... (00:23) Distractions by Deconbrio from The Art of Violation: Part One (BY-NC-SA) (03:58) Quien by Echovolt from Odds On The Underdog (BY-NC-ND) (07:56)...
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Open Metalcast
Jul 6, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Browsing through Wikipedia for subjects for titles for the show I stumbled upon something I didn't know (isn't that always the case with Wikipedia?) Apparently Moses lived to be 120 years old. So the way to wish someone long life would be "Live until 120" Which is apropos for the 120th episode of our long-running podcast bringing you the finest in Creative Commons metal music (with no end in sight, knock on IKEA desk). This episode brings us the other half of the HELA / LODO split...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 22, 2015 Craig Maloney
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Tonight was the Windsor–Detroit International Freedom Festival, AKA "The Fireworks". Unfortunately we're also getting some bad weather in this area so they did the fireworks earlier than normal. What does that have to do with this show? Not a damn thing. But what this show does have is nine spectacular songs hidden inside it's encoded bits, including tracks from Ósserp, TEETHING, HOT SKULL, Black Autumn, Rain On Their Parade, Thicket, ROSY FINCH, and B.I.T.E. So if you see flashes...
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Open Metalcast
Jun 8, 2015 Craig Maloney
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This week I'll be seeing Rush in concert for their 40th anniversary tour. One of the reasons Rush is one of my favorite bands is they bucked the trends. On the album 2112 they released the now legendary concept track "2112" which clocked in at over 20 minutes. This was despite their label stating they didn't want any more concept songs. Despite this the album is now regarded as a cultural treaure in Canada and the band is still going strong 40 years later. So much for listening to the...
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